FBI New York Metro Chapter InfraGard Meeting and Health Care Symposium
|FBI New York September 29, 2010|
Today, the FBI New York’s InfraGard Metro Chapter kicked off a full day Health Care Information Technology and Security Symposium at Lenox Hill Hospital. The conference was designed to help physicians, health care administrators, and information technology leaders understand emerging issues and threats. Some of the issues covered were health care fraud, health care information integration and security, and social media and health care.
Assistant Director in Charge (ADIC) Janice K. Fedarcyk of the FBI’s New York Field Office served as the keynote speaker and opened the conference this morning. “Our partnerships with you have allowed the InfraGard coordinators to refer multiple tips received from InfraGard members to many divisions within the FBI. All health care programs are subject to fraud, however, Medicare and Medicaid programs are the most visible. Estimates of fraudulent billings to health care programs, both public and private, are estimated between 3 and 10 percent of total health care expenditures. These types of illegal behavior are challenging to investigate and we need your help and assistance,” she told attendees.
From left to right: Joseph Concannon, President and CEO of the New York Metro InfraGard Member Alliance; Janice K. Fedarcyk, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI's New York Field Office; John J. Tierney, Vice President of the New York Metro InfraGard Member Alliance; Supervisory Special Agent Michael Rosanova, Health Care Fraud; and Phil Froehlich, Secretary of the New York Metro InfraGard Member Alliance
Photo credit: FBI New York
Joseph Concannon, president of the New York Metro InfraGard Alliance said, “This was a great opportunity to interact with leaders in the health care information technology field and helped to establish new relationships that will continue to improve our InfraGard chapter and keep New Yorkers safe.”
InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, the FBI, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. It is a government and private sector alliance with the goal of protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure. InfraGard and the FBI have developed a relationship of trust and credibility in the exchange of information concerning various terrorism, intelligence, criminal, and security matters. InfraGard began in the Cleveland Field Office in 1996.